Our youth and children’s programmes wouldn’t run without the help of volunteers and we want to thank everyone who gives of their time to help in their various roles. The organisations are off at the moment for the Summer break but we think this is a good time to express our need for more helpers in various groups. A few of our young who play a big role in Unlabelled, Unique and E.P.I.C (our youth programmes) are heading off to university come September which will leave us quite short for leaders. We urge that you take time to think and pray before you make a decision but if you would be interested in volunteering with our young people either on a rota basis or a year commitment please speak to Aimee Gibson.

aimee@lambegparish.co.uk   OR  07999649180 

Daily Prayer


 Find a quiet place and time each day

 Ask God to help you understand His Word

 Read and think about a Bible passage (perhaps using the notes of Sunday’s sermons or using Bible reading notes)

 Pray about what you’ve read for yourself

 Pray about what you’ve read for others

 Pray about other concerns, including Lambeg parish activities and events mentioned in this edition of ‘The Link’.

Services

Holy Baptism

Baptisms are arranged for the second Sunday of each month.  Parents seeking baptism for their children or adults seeking baptism must contact the Rector.  No definite arrangements can be made for baptism until parents and those seeking baptism have completed a baptismal course with the Rector. Please contact the Rector for further details.

9.45 a.m.

  Holy Communion                  Preacher: Rector




10.45 a.m.

   Morning Prayer   Preacher: Rector

             First Reading: Hebrews 9:11-14 (p.1207)

            Second Reading: Leviticus 16    (p.118)



12.00 noon

Service of the Word    Preacher:Rev R Smyth

 In the Hilden Centre


Hilden

6.30 p.m.

 Six Steps to talking about Jesus

              Leader: Rev. D. Luckman




Sunday 16th February 2020

Thank God

for the life and witness of Lambeg Church and the Hilden Centre  

God’s generous provision for the ministry

 

Pray for

the Rector and Aimee and all in leadership

the Sunday services - the worship and teaching. 

the elderly and housebound -

those who visit hem

those who have been bereaved, the ill and those facing difficult situations

Craig, Georgie, Noah and Bethany serving in St. Luke’s, Bath

Activities for Week commencing 17th February

Gift Aid

Churches are able to claim a refund of £0.25 from the Inland Revenue for every £1 a tax-paying parishioner gives to the church.  

Currently, the vestry estimates that we are missing out on a possible extra £5000 because not everyone who qualifies for Gift Aid has signed up to it.

If you are unsure whether or not you qualify, or are already signed up, or simply want to find out more information, please lift a Gift Aid form from the back of church and contact our treasurer.

Further details can also be found inside the 2016 Financial Report


Gift Aid Coordinator

At the last meeting of the Select Vestry, Elizabeth McBurney was appointed as the Parish Gift Aid Coordinator to assist the Honorary Treasurer, Angela Sloan, in the administration of the Gift Aid Scheme.  Liz will be seeking to expand the number of people who are eligible to gift aid their contributions to their Free Will Offerings.  If you are a tax payer not already signed up then Liz or Angela are the persons to speak to.

2nd Sunday before Lent




Monday 17th February 2020

7.30 p.m.         Vestry                                                        (Hilden Centre)

8.00 p.m. Bowling Club             (Church Hall)


Tuesday 18th February 2020

10.00 a.m. Parent & Toddlers                    (Hilden Centre)

7.00 – 8.30 p.m. UNlablled (Y8+)          (Hilden Centre)


Wednesday 19th February 2020

9.30 a.m. Work Party  

10.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon Needles & Pins         (Hilden Centre)


7.00 p.m. Girls’ Brigade               (Church Halls)

 Juniors (P5 to P7) 7.00- 8.30 pm

 Seniors (Yr 8 to Yr 10) 7.00 – 8.30 pm

 Brigaders (Yr 11 plus) 7.30 – 9.00 pm  


7.30 – 9.00 p.m. Christianity Explained course            (The Rectory)

Thursday 20th February 2020

10.00 a.m. Open House            (Hilden Centre)


Church Lads Brigade             (Hilden Centre)

6.45 - 7.30pm Martins (P1-P3)

7.30 - 8.30pm Yteam (P4-P6) & JTC (P7-Y9)



Saturday 22nd February 2020

10.30 a.m. Girls Brigade               (Church Halls)

 For under 5’s & Explorer


Monday:  Read Hebrews 10:11-14.  Jesus is our great High Priest who has made the perfect sacrifice for sins.  He has ‘sat down at the right hand of God’, which means nothing more needs to be done about cleansing us from sin. Christ, our High Priest has done it all.  Praise him.


Tuesday: Read Hebrews 10:19-25.  Because of Jesus’ great sacrifice for us, we can confidently come before God, whereas before we could not because of our sins. Because of our privileges, we should keep encouraging one another in church (v.25).  Pray for all in our parish.


Wednesday: Read Hebrews 12:1-3.  The Christian life is to ‘fix our eyes on Jesus’, ‘…to consider him..’ and all that he has done for us.  This will keep us from growing weary or losing heart.  Pray for our individual walk with God; pray for others as well to keep their eyes firmly fixed on Jesus.


Thursday: Read Hebrews 12:18-24.  Christians have come to ‘..Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, to the city of the living God.’  We are citizens of heaven. Pray for God’s church in all the world.  Pray for mission societies and for the preaching of the Gospel.


Friday: Read Hebrews 13:15-16.  Pray for Christians to live God’s way. When God’s people live as they should, it is an attractive life that many will want to be part of.  Let us grow in our understanding of God’s word, in our loving one another, in our worship, and in our witness.


Next Sunday 23rd February 2020

 

10.45 a.m. Morning Prayer

 

12.00 noon Service of the Word

 Hilden Centre


6.30 p.m. Six Steps to talking  about Jesus

 Hilden Centre                       


Six Steps to talking about Jesus’ course

19th Jan.-23rd Feb. @) 6.30pm in Hilden Centre

In Lambeg and Hilden, we aim to be a ‘Learning, Caring, Worshipping, & Witnessing Church’. During 2020, Lord willing, we will be exploring these four areas. To begin, we will be studying a short, practical, gentle course on being a ‘Witnessing Church’.

This will take place each Sunday evening at 6.30pm from January to February in the Hilden Centre.  The Rev. David Luckman will be conducting the course.  Please do plan to come along & learn how to grow in our your witness for Christ.  Contact Rector for further details

Choir
Hello out there, did you know that we have over 24 seats in our Choir stalls in Lambeg.  Many people in our Parish can still remember when they were all filled every Sunday.  Nowadays we get about one third of that number.  We still have one of the finest organs in the Diocese – it is over 100 years old.  We have a fantastic organist and Choirmaster in John McClune.  We have two beautifully tuned pianos and a lovely Choir robing room in which to practice.  So why do we not have a lengthy queue of people coming to join our Choir?  We need you on board to make it work.
What are the benefits?  Well, it will give you great musical training, for a start.  Not forgetting the great fellowship and friendships which members enjoy.  Do you think that the members are too old for me?  Then, what about a couple of small groups of teens, twenties, thirties etc coming along together.  They would make and enjoy their own fellowship groups.  Do you think that it is too much of a time commitment?  Well, there are practices, but not every week.  They only increase as the Choir prepares for special services, e.g., around Christmas and Easter, and they normally only last an hour.

I can’t sing!  Well everybody can sing to some extent and the Choir are not looking for super stars – just people who like singing – nobody is expected to be able to read music as the practices will get you over that.    So, what is stopping you from giving it a go?  Talk to Angela Sloan for more information or ring her at 028 9267 9126  We sing to glorify God.


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